Mark A. Seifrid’s book Christ, Our Righteousness—free this month—offers a comprehensive analysis of Paul’s understanding of justification, the central topic of the New Perspectives on Paul debate. It’s part of the renowned New Studies in Biblical Theology series. In the following excerpt adapted from the book, Seifrid discusses the relationship between the law, the gospel, and the law’s ultimate fulfillment: love. *** According to Paul, the law serves the gospel and not the reverse. The gospel has been given not…